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MAT Paratransit is public transportation for persons with disabilities who are unable to use Fargo-Moorhead MATBUS Fixed Route Bus Service without assistance. The vehicles have lifts to help people board who can’t negotiate stairs. The maximum weight limit for a MAT Paratransit Vehicle Lift is 800 pounds, including the combined weight of the passenger and mobility device. Advance reservations are required. This service is to the door, with drivers available to assist the rider between the vehicle and building. MAT Paratransit does not provide emergency medical service.

MAT Paratransit

MAT Paratransit provides door-thru-first door transportation service on a reservation basis for individuals with disabilities who are ADA Paratransit Eligible and unable to utilize MATBUS fixed route service independently (refer to Section 3.1-Eligibility Criteria). MAT Paratransit features accessible vans and/or buses with wheelchair lifts.

We Are A Shared Ride Service

MAT Paratransit is a shared ride service which means the rider may not go directly to their destination without the driver stopping to pick up or drop off other passengers along the way. Paratransit provides over 200 rides per day. Driver schedules are designed ahead of time to accommodate these rides as efficiently as possible within the city limits of Moorhead, Dilworth, Fargo and West Fargo.

Service Area

MAT Paratransit operates within the city limits of Moorhead and Dilworth, Minnesota, and Fargo and West Fargo, North Dakota.

Federal Regulations

The Metro Area Transit (MAT) Paratransit Service is funded in part through federal, state and local governments. Operational guidelines must comply with federal, state and local regulations

MATBUS Fixed Route Bus Service

In the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area, there are a number of buses that travel on predetermined or fixed routes on regular time schedules. This service is referred to as MATBUS and is open to the general public. To use MATBUS, you may need to travel to the bus stop, wait outside until the bus arrives, transfer between buses, recognize your destination, etc. All of the buses have wheelchair ramps.

MATBUS Information

For MATBUS schedule information, call the Ground Transportation Center at 701.232.7500 between
6 a.m. and 11:15 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. and 11:15 p.m. on Saturday. Visit the MATBUS website at